Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 07-31-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
Iodizedfate's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central Calif.
Posts: 154
Hi from central CA

Hey! Just registered. I've been interested in setting up my own sw tank for a while now and finally got my wife to agree to let me do it. I live on Vandenberg AFB.

For my first tank I'm going to set up a Fluval Spec 2 gal tank. I know it's easier to run a large tank when you first start but I am limited by space and the fact that I'm probably going to move in a few years. (that and my wife is nervous about me taking up a new hobby)

I've read a lot about setting up a sw tank already and I'm lucky that I have a lfs within 30 minutes of my house and an actual ocean within 15 minutes (thinking of trying to pull my water from there)

I'm open to advice and I look forward to learning a lot from the other forum members. Does anyone have any good first time advice?

65 gallon freshwater | 14 neon tetras | 6 emerald cories | 2 zebra nerites | 5 guppies | 2 dwarf gouramis | 1 bulldog pleco | 1 golden apple | 1 bamboo shrimp | water wisteria | java fern | anubias nana | java moss
Iodizedfate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 09:33 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
bruinsbro1997's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: California Coastline
Posts: 5,663
to AA!

I don't know if you've seen this yet or not but here's something to always read up on: The (almost) Complete Guide and FAQ to Fishless Cycling

Also don't pull any water from the ocean. The only place that pumps seawater into their aquariums is Monterey Bay. There are some nasty things in the ocean that can't really hurt fish in the ocean but can seriously damage things in the aquarium. Plus nowadays there's no where where water isn't polluted unless you go far out away from an urban area.

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."
--John Wooden
bruinsbro1997 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 09:42 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
rich311k's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 12,189
Send a message via Yahoo to rich311k
Welcome to AA!!
From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
rich311k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 02:22 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
redsea's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Welcome to the forum!
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 10:12 PM   #5
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,417
Welcome aboard. We are glad you found us here at AA.


You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank

AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New here, from Central PA area FTMMWS Member Introductions 19 08-04-2011 01:01 PM
New Member from Central VA S_Morgan Member Introductions 4 07-26-2011 09:08 AM
Need help in Central Jersey xDBOYx North East & New England 0 06-29-2011 06:24 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.